You don't have to be an Eagle Scout to plan & enjoy a great outdoor excursion! Teaches quick & fuss-free ways to choose & use tents, sleeping bags, hiking boots, & more; learn what to pack - & to leave behind; navigate trails with a compass & map; how to avoid & handle emergency situations. B&W drawings; 7x9 inches, 361 pgs.
You're no idiot, of course. You know how to make the bed, start the oven, even keep the squirrels out of the backyard bird feeder. But when it comes to pitching a tent, lighting a campfire, and warding off bears, you feel like Lucy and Ricky on their camping trip. Don't try to 'splain just yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Camping and Hiking, Second Edition, teaches you the simple skills you need to take the trauma out of camping.
This updated edition can help you feel confident about choosing and using your equipment...even in the middle of winter!
In this guide, you get:
** Solid information on reading maps and compasses.
** Friendly advice on introducing children to the joys of camping.
** Updated information on some of the most important equipment for your trip.
** Professional tips on how winter camping can be fun, exciting...and warm.
** How-to catch, clean, and eat your own fish.
** Recipes to cook delicious meals over an open fire.
** Reference Card Checklist
** Safety and First Aid info, plus emergency procedures & strategies
** Compass Basics
** How to identify trees and other green things
** Important gear tips
** MUCH MUCH MORE
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
"...read the entire book -- I guarantee it will make you a better outdoorsperson." -- Mike Toth, Managing Editor Field & Stream
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michael Mouland has edited, contributed to, and produced more than 50 titles, including books on canoeing, sea kayaking, camping, boating, and travel.